Diastasis recti, or separated abdominal muscles, is a common result of pregnancy for women in San Diego and all around the world. With this condition, the abdominal muscles separate, causing the belly to protrude and cause postpartum women to have a pooch that they can’t diet or exercise away. If you have diastasis recti, you may feel hopeless. But you shouldn’t. A tummy tuck, which is commonly thought of as a procedure to remove loose and sagging abdominal skin, can also be performed to repair diastasis recti.
Repairing Diastasis Recti
Diastasis recti, or separated abdominal muscles, is exactly what it sounds like. It means that the effects of carrying a child in your womb has caused your abdominal muscles to physically separate, leaving you with a protruding abdomen post pregnancy. But, this condition can be surgically addressed. When Dr. Kaweski of San Diego’s Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery performs a tummy tuck on mothers with separated abdominal muscles, she sutures them back together, eliminating the bulge which creates a flatter, tighter abdomen.
When Is the Ideal Time to Get a Tummy Tuck to Repair Diastasis Recti?
Diastasis recti can occur with every pregnancy a San Diego woman has. Therefore, Dr. Kaweski, as well as other reputable plastic surgeons, recommend that mothers wait until they know they are done having children and have a solid birth control plan in place before undergoing a tummy tuck. But this recommendation isn’t just because there is a risk for separated abdominal muscles with every pregnancy. A tummy tuck also addresses excess loose and sagging abdominal skin in the abdomen, of which there is an increased chance to have with additional pregnancies, too.
Are There Other Plastic Surgeries That Can Correct Pregnancy Complications, Too?
It’s no secret that a woman’s body changes with pregnancy. Not only does her abdomen swell, but her breasts do, too, as they prepare her to breastfeed the baby. As the breasts enlarge during pregnancy and the postpartum period, the breast skin stretches, and the breast volume increases. Often, once breastfeeding has ceased the skin retracts, and breast volume is lost. This typically leaves postpartum women with sagging, drooping breasts that look deflated. A breast lift – which removes excess breast skin and moves the nipple to a more natural-looking position, as well as a breast augmentation, can solve these issues for San Diego mothers.
Many San Diego mothers who are through having children combine a tummy tuck with breast surgeries in a procedure known as a mommy makeover. Nicknamed Dr. Mommy MakeoverTM, Dr. Kaweski is the ideal plastic surgeon to perform this procedure in Southern California.
Scheduling a Consultation
If you believe you have separated abdominal muscles and need a tummy tuck, or if you want to combine a tummy tuck with breast surgery for a mommy makeover, the best thing you can do is speak with Dr. Kaweski herself. During an initial consultation, she will examine your body to give you her professional opinion regarding diastasis recti, as well as discuss any other concerns you may have.
To schedule an initial consultation today, call (619) 464-9876.